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ammiano that essentially would make it the law in california that law enforcement could not use condoms as evidence for prostitution. the core of hiv prevention throughout this country has been the fact that condoms are very he critical to preventing hiv and other diseases. it is truly the most effective means by which to prevent transmission of this virus. unfortunately, in direct contradiction to that urgent public health message, we have in some parts of this country and some parts of this state law enforcement that actually use the possession of condoms by a person who is expected or expected of prostitution as evidence that that person indeed engaged in prostitution. and as a result of that, as a result, that law enforcement points to the existence or the use of a condom as evidence for prostitution, many individuals, many sex workers and those who fear being profiled as second workers no longer carry condoms with them, which is something that actually not only creates a public health hazard in terms of their health, but the health of the public as a whole. that really creates mult
and preschools and play grounds are fine but where are these families going to live. here is my daughter and son-in-law as examples. their friends and co-workers have faced the same. he is a teacher and she (inaudible) bought a little one bedroom condo south of market, now three years later, with a toddler and an infant, they have to move but where, they are lucky p our flat is empty and they can live there until they save enough to buy a place, but so many of their friends and others have moved into east bay. and gathering today, we are about to vote on rules that will make condo conversion tic to condo practically impossible ex-saser baits a situation. this situation, this city was created in i situation with all of the eviction controls where the land lords of yesteryear have become it of today. please hold up the legislation and open your minds to what you are doing to young families who want to become home owners. it is one of the foundations of our society. home owners make it livable and on improvement communities and have a stake in the neighborhood. i have been to dozens of park and clean up a
as there is still a discretionary approval action. so it would be the final discretionary principle of law >> so if you have a park renovation so the two categorical exemption the deadline to appeal would be the final discretionary act? >> so long as it's thirty days. >> that could be within the thirty days? >> it still has to be a discretionary. >> so in san francisco it's still thirty days. >> generally they would still be discretion for the city to act on with sequa. whether you could still implement changes to the project >> so what if another building permit is pulled could that trigger a sequa appeal? >> yes, but if it was a negative declaration the two ordinances your ordinance and supervisor kim's ordinance i think have pretty sure the same wondering and i want to say there's a couple of things in the planning commissions decision that were i thought inaccurate. i'm not sure how that happens but the community was very clear because negative declarations get much more in the public eye there's a process through the planning commission there wasn't a need to go through the process.
and two daughters in law. i would like to extend my heart felt sympathy to becky's family and friends. the rest i submit. >> thank you, supervisor yee. supervisor campos asked to be re-referred. >> thank you very much, madam clerk. i just wanted to add to the comments by supervisor mar with respect to carlos ramirez. it is really hard to imagine the mission without carlos around. he truly was a beloved fixture for the arts, for the poetry community in the mission, and, you know, he was a really sweet person. i always enjoyed having conversations with him. he was prone to bursting into song spontaneously and has been translating the poetry of lang aston hughes into song. he will always be remembered for his work as a substitute teacher in our schools where his bright smile, his love of storytelling and, of course, the notorious long white beard earned them the nickname of santa claus. so, carlos ramirez will be missed and our condolances to his family. but thank you, carlos, for your contributions to our community. >> thank you, supervisor campos. mr. president, that concludes roll cal
have complete confidence in our law enforcement agencies and yet it is always a good idea to review and refine our strategies and raise public awareness and confidence as well. and like supervisor breed, i'll be out there for the cherry blossom festival on a more happier note. and it was very windy out there this past weekend. it looks like it's going to be beautiful on saturday and sunday. and sunday's parade should be amazing as it always is, but look for me in the little red convertible with my kid jace as well, and lots of hula dancing and other activities as well this weekend. also i wanted to acknowledge, too, that supervisor breed and president chiu are joining me today in asking for support for our community arts groups and funding for the art. and we're introducing a resolution jointly to support assembly bill 580 authored by assemblyman adrian na sariian which would increase funding to our california arts council and many of our arts organizations. since the arts council budget was cut in 2002, almost to nothing, california has sunk almost to the bottom, number 50 of arts
sequa is a state law. and sometimes as much as san francisco wishes we could change sequa we couldn't nor is anyone advocating we were trying to change sequa. this is putting in place rules for the first time on those appeals. roadway we're operating from a 16 page memo from the county clerk's office. that is what we're doing here today. so c pmc would have gotten to this (writing on board.) or with supervisor kim's process it would have been the same process. it's important not to bring in items that are not impacted by this legislation like sequa itself or c pmc. the main goal of my legislation is to my the process more clear and more transparent. i think the more cooks in the kitchen the better and i always welcome feedback and alternatives whether i agree or disagree. i think supervisor kim's process and my process makes it less clear and i won't repeat what the planning staff report outlines a
's the standard-bearer of laws in the long run. it serves a good purpose but it's if it's allowed to be abused it's bad. so the fact we're here having this conversation about codifying the process is a wonderful process. i would take a little bit of disagreement about sprinting to the finish line i think we're close to codifying rolls rules for projects and for mitigating the process is important. the sequa process impacts residents who are both neighbors of projects and it has to be fair to both currently it's not fair to either. i think supervisors chu's ideas but we hope in the next couple of weeks it benefits all the residents of the city >> thank you. >> thank you very much. >> i just wanted to i'm not going to reap the previous speakers who have spoken. but i want to voice my southern this not be rushed through without having supervisors kim's amendment if you want to get this right slow down. let it work through the process. i haven't really taken the time to look and read supervisor chu's amendment but i did kind of like what was saying. i can't say if i fully support those amendments.
challenges based on state law. i believe there are some concerns about enforcing those lifetime leases. so, since costa hawkins prevents restriction on property after sale. i wanted to make sure that the lifetime leases are signed and recorded prior to close of escrow. so, the following amendment would, one, prevent any contracted seller transfer converizonthed properties. 2, prevent sell until after the mapping process is complete and the lifetime leases have been recorded. the amendments will require the applicants to complete a form certifying no contract to transfer/sell until after mapping and will make the mapping contingent upon the completion of this form. >> okay, thank you, supervisor kim. colleagues, are there any additional comments? if not, then why don't we open it up to public comment. public comment will be two minutes. when you have 30 seconds left, you will hear a soft bell. when your time is up, you'll hear a louder bell. and if you would like to speak and if not filled out a blue card, please do so and hand it to the clerk. so, i will call the first batch of public spea
in the ordinance that would change the ordinances of sequa law or otherwise limit the authority to decide sequa appeals. >> and i have some extra copies out front if anyone wants them. so we have that motion on the table and supervise kim >> the - so. >> so we have the motion to adopt the amendments and also the finding that i had adopted previously colleagues can we take them out objection? >> i want to appreciate all the members of the public that are here. it's really great to see how our community can be engaged in. but i talked in the beginning today about how there are two prospective's how did sequa can be presented to the council. the legislation that we have proposed intends to put into place a process of - that makes it easier for our public to be engaged in. admittedly this legislation is not about making the jobs of our planning staff earrings but i acknowledge this legislation does add work to the planning department. you'll see some of their concerns in our policy. however, we inside to have a process that is clearer and more transparent for the public then we should. real peo
in consultation with mayor thomas menino, governor patrick. every single one of the law enforcement partners that were involved in this operation, we examined all of the facts, and came to the conclusion that at that point in time, at that juncture, we felt that either the suspects had fled the area or there was not enough specific information to keep the city in . . . . . . . our inquiry. >> but based on the fact that the government of russia contacted the united states, whether the fbi found something or not, do you think the boston police department should have been made aware of that situation, a guy like that living in your community? >> well, let me stress, matt, i >> let me stress, matt, i don't have specific information about the international conversations that were going on, but i can tell you we are looking at everything and that will be certainly part of the review. >> boston police commissioner ed davis. thank you very much. >> thank you, sir. >>> now here's savannah. >>> we are learning more about the suspects this morning as investigators dig in to their past for clues. today
tenants taken out of risk of being evicted. that is very significant going to the condo conversion law. and by not having a lottery for at least the next ten years we will have a chance to reassess this whole tic business which has resulted in out of control condos and irresponsible sales to these tic owners by real estate speculators and take more advances in rent control housing stock. and i, too, want to reiterate that we have heard today from supervisor farrell that he would like to support these amendments, perhaps with some tweaks, that these are as far as tenants can give and we need to see these amendments adopted as is right now. and again, thanks for all your work, supervisors chiu, kim and yee who is no longer here. thanks. >> thank you. next speaker. >>> hi. i'd like to first of all just say that tenants are in need at this time. and i just really feel like tic owners knew what they were getting into when they purchased properties. and if they felt like they needed to have real estate financing down the line, that maybe they should have bought more modest investments. and t
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